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liability is

legal responsibility of competent adults for their own acts

what is awarded to a plaintiff when a defendant is found guilty of a tort?


as employers, physicians have general liability for

all of the above

healthcare practitioners may be charged with negligence under

the standard of care for their profession

we are responsible for our actions, or our failure to act, under

the reasonable person standard

healthcare workers are legally obligated to safeguard a patients


a means of establishing a standard of care ina trial is called

expert testimony

the failure to act when one should is called


mediation and arbitration are types of

alternative dispute resolution

the criteria by which our actions in a given situation are judged competent or incompetent are called


physicians have a duty of care first toward

their patients

the increasing number of HIV/AIDS patients led to increased concern over the ethical and legal implications concerning


the performance of a lawful act in an illegal or improper manner is called


damages may be collected by a deceased's beneficiaries under this statute when a death is judged due to negligence

wrongful death

when a defendant is found guilty of a tort, te plaintiff is awarded consation based upon

all of these

those damages that recognize the wrong, but award only a token amount are called


those damages awarded by the court to punish the defendant are called


a jury is selected in the _____ phase of a lawsuit


a plea made for the case to be reviewed by the higher court occurs in the ____phase of a lawsuit


the performance of a totally wrongful act is a


res ipsa loquitur is the doctrine of common


in the ____ phase of a lawsuit, subpoenas are issued

pre-trial discovery

the failure to act when someone should is


a jury reaches a verdict in the ___ phase of a lawsuit


damages awarded by the court so that the defendant pays for violation of rights where the dollar calue need not be proved are called

general compensatory

information held confidential within a pretected relationship such as physician-patient is called ____ communication


attorneys make opening and closing statements in the ___ phase of a lawsuit


samages awarded by the court where the dollar value and the loss must be proved are called

special compensatory

in order to prove negligence, a plaintiff must prove

both A and B

a depostion is taken in the ____ phase of a lawsuit

pretrial discovery

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